July 2018

China's Import Ban on Plastics: 3 Takeaways from the "Science Advances" Study

By Solus Group Marketing Team July 26, 2018

China's import ban is rewriting the rules of the global post-consumer-plastics market. Most of us in the recycling community are still trying to figure out how to react. Until recently, however, projections based on hard data were difficult to come by.

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The (Possible) Future of Electronics Recycling Laws in Pennsylvania

By Solus Group Marketing Team July 23, 2018

Pennsylvania state laws governing electronics recycling may get a major update soon, and a novel alliance of five statewide recycling organizations is eager for change.

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Organic Materials Management as Part of Disaster Recovery Plans

By Solus Group Marketing Team July 20, 2018

When a natural disaster strikes, organic materials management is nowhere near the first priority. Once residents are safely accounted for and the situation stabilizes, though, the cleanup process begins. This is when response teams face a difficult question: What is the best way to dispose of post-disaster debris?

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Packaging Manufacturer Solutions for Handling Small Packaging Units

By Solus Group Marketing Team July 18, 2018
It is one thing for packaging manufacturers to bundle and ship a unit load of, say, collapsed cardboard boxes. It's quite another to handle blister packs, plastic bags, and bottles that don't fit neatly into boxes in the first place
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Using the EPA Waste Reduction Model for Green Waste Management Programs

By Solus Group Marketing Team July 13, 2018

The EPA Waste Reduction Model (WARM) is an indispensable tool for municipal leaders, waste-management professionals, environmental engineers, and other stakeholders in localized sustainable materials management systems. More to the point, WARM helps decision-makers predict the strategies that most reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

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Restaurant Composting and the Shift Toward Zero-Waste Foodservice

By Solus Group Marketing Team July 10, 2018

Restaurant composting hasn't yet caught on everywhere. Foodservice operations in the U.S. remain major contributors to the nation's burden of food waste. Statistics from the nonprofit ReFED, which works to reduce these losses, reveal the scope of the problem. Of the 25 million tons of food waste generated by business-to-consumer companies, restaurants are responsible for 11.4 million. The financial value of annual food waste in the foodservice industry tops $25 billion.

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Sustainable Summer DIY Crafts for Kids

By Solus Group Marketing Team July 8, 2018

Summertime is the perfect time to relax and enjoy craft projects with your kids. Building things with your kids is a great way to start the conversation about reuse, source reduction, and recycling. Here are a few green crafts to fill the hot summer afternoons.

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Repurposing Wood with Three Easy DIY Projects

By Solus Group Marketing Team July 5, 2018

Repurposing wood keeps it out of landfills and eliminates the need to cut down more trees. It's a win-win situation you and the environment, and it can provide hours of family fun with construction projects. Here are three simple DIY projects for upcycling reclaimed wood, whether the materials come from deconstructed or demolished buildings, a nearby alleyway, or packaging from bulk shipments.

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